Cordyceps

– The Performance Enhancing Energy Super-Mushroom

Mushrooms have been used as food, medicine, poison, and in spiritual mushroom practices in religious rituals around the world since at least 5000 BC

Cordyceps is a genus of ascomycete fungi that includes about 400 species. Most Cordyceps species are endoparasitoids, parasitic growing mainly on insects and caterpillars (also known as the caterpillar fungus).

Sounds delicious (hic), but why are they included on FungiTown?

As with Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps are classed as a Nootropic with vast medicinal and performance enhancing properties.

Fortunately for insects and caterpillars alike Fungitown grow their Cordyceps on a rice based substrate.

Cordyceps can’t infect humans, as our bodies are better than insects at destroying attacking pathogens.

Cordyceps suggested uses include as a stimulant/tonic/adaptogen, to enhance athletic, as well as, cognitive performance, to strengthen immune response, and for treatment of liver disorders. I’ll drink to that!

Cordyceps is used to treat coughs, chronic bronchitis, respiratory disorders, kidney disorders, nighttime urination. Male sexual problems, anemia, irregular heartbeat, high cholesterol, dizziness, weakness, ringing in the ears, and opium addiction.

Some people use cordyceps as a stimulant, a tonic, and an “adaptogen,” which is used to increase energy, enhance stamina, and reduce fatigue. And the list goes on.

Most of these benefits come from Cordyceps’ ability to improve our intake of oxygen (VO2max), especially in older adults. This is obviously a very valuable defense against the likes of Covid.

Cordyceps Supplement
Cordyceps Mushroom Picture

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Our Cordyceps tincture is a potent and bioavailable dual extract and can be taken everyday. This tincture acts to stabilize energy and stress levels, to enhance athletic performance by increasing endurance, stamina and oxygen uptake, and may boost libido.

Cultivated, extracted and bottled right here in South Africa.

Cordyceps is often referred to as the “Olympic mushroom,” and has traditionally been used to help sustain energy, endurance, and vitality. More recently, it has gained ground for its cognitive and neuroprotective benefits. It has been studied for its ability to help enhance physical performance and athletic recovery due to the presence of adenosine and cordycepin. These help increase the body’s natural production of ATP, the energy-carrying molecule in our cells.

Cordyceps has been shown to support:

~ Energy levels
Cordyceps increase the body’s production of the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which delivers energy to the muscles.
~ Cognitive performance
Research has shown that increased oxygen uptake in the brain helps to increase blood flow to brain cells and fight mental fatigue.
~ Athletic endurance
Taking cordyceps helps to increase ATP production in the liver, the main energy food of the cells, and improve glucose metabolism. The result stimulates the body to increase strength and delay muscle exhaustion. Described as a natural exercise mimetic (), cordyceps is thought to improve performance by increasing blood flow, enhancing oxygen utilization, and acting as an antioxidant
~ Adrenal function
Cordyceps is an adaptogen that supports the adrenal glands. Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that can help your body adapt to the stresses of every day life.
~ A healthy libido
Cordyceps offers a natural and powerful alternative to libido-enhancing pharmaceutical drugs, proven in many studies and used by cultures worldwide to treat male impotence. Helps improve erectile function, sperm production, stamina and increase sexual desire in both men and women.
~ Healthy blood sugar levels
Cordyceps militaris extracts displayed a significant reduction in blood glucose levels by promoting glucose metabolism and strongly suppressed total cholesterol and triglycerides concentration in serum.
~ Cardiovascular health
Cordyceps helps prevent arrhythmias and lowers levels of triglycerides and “bad” LDL cholesterol.
~ Blood Pressure health
Many of these benefits are from cordycepin, which is similar in molecular composition to adenosine. Like adenosine, cordycepin helps to relax blood vessels, resuling in improved circulation and lower blood pressure.

Potent antioxidants fight free radicals & oxidative stress
May help stimulate DHEA

FungiTown manufacture their tinctures using the dual extract protocol – order yours here

Cordyceps militaris: An Overview of Its Chemical Constituents in Relation to Biological Activity

FungiTown cultivate, extract and bottle their supplements right here in South Africa.

Or maybe you’d rather grow your own!

Who wants to grow some Cordyceps?

New Fruiting Room

Our new Cordycep facility fruiting room can hold over 1000 5l tubs with ease. We can sterilise close to 80 at a time so with a grow cycle of approximately 6 weeks, thats 2 to 3 runs per week for a continuous output.

The room is kept at a constant 18 C and with lights 12 hours on and 12 hours off. The room is fully insulated to help minimise the cost of temperature control.

The picture is after our first run at the new facility. After a 24 hour cooling down period the tubs are innoculated with 25ml of Cordyceps liquid mycelium and put into the colonising room (similar to the fruiting room but smaller and without the lights) in darkness at 20 C for about 2 weeks. When fully colonised they go into the fruiting room for about 4 weeks to complete fruiting.

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